El Caminito del Rey is a gorgeous passage stuck in the walls of the gorges in Chorro and Gaitanejo, in north of Malaga, Spain, stretching up to 3 km.
Its construction was completed in 1905, so that the workers could cross the gorges with the necessary materials for the construction of a hydroelectric plant in the river Guadalhorce.
In 1921 King Alfonso XIII had to cross the ‘Caminito‘ for the inauguration of the Conde del Guadalhorce Dam, and since then the route has become known by its current name.
Searched by innumerable adventure enthusiasts looking for strong emotions, El Caminito del Rey was closed to the public after the death of four tourists in 1999 and 2000.
Still, nothing dared more adventurous to visit this area which led the government of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the provincial government of Malaga to join efforts for its reconstruction.
El Caminito del Rey reopened to the public in March 2015 and tourists can be counted with full to capacity car parks, visitor centers and museum, lighting and reinforced security conditions.
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El Caminito del Rey is about 4 hours driving from our hotels in Albufeira, Portugal. Why not add this lifetime adventure experience to your next holidays?
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